NACCHO Weekly Save-A-Dates #HealthElection16,#IHMayday16,#Proud2BIndigenous

Improving NACCHO communications to members and stakeholders

To reduce the number of NACCHO Communiques we are sending out each week , we now to send each Monday an Executive summary -Save the date on important events /Conferences/training , members news, awards, funding opportunities

If you want to register an event or news alert contact Tel 0401 331 251

1.Twitter day of action for Indigenous Health 12 May #IHMayDay16


In preparation for the Twitter festival of Indigenous health May 12 – #IHMayDay16 – we are publishing some tip sheets to encourage widespread participation by individuals, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations ,workplaces, organisations, and universities. As previously reported, the theme for the event is youth and families, and suicide prevention: More Info

If you want to raise Federal Government Aboriginal health issues add #HealthElection16

2.Proud to be Indigenous Week #Proud2BIndigenous

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Proud to Be Indigenous Weeks start Monday, May 9th. Are you part of it yet?! Indigenous Peoples from around the world will be descending on New York City for the  United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from May 9-May 20.
While most of us can’t make it to New York, our voices need to be heard! Our goal is to create a storm of online activity during UNPFII so that Indigenous voices everywhere are heard

3. NACCHO AGM: Save a date  :15-17 November 2016  Melbourne Further details


4.The 23rd National Australian Health Promotion Association Conference

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 23rd National Australian Health Promotion Association Conference. This Conference will be one to be remembered: More Info


5. NACCHO OCHRE DAY 15/16 September Perth  


 Contact Mark Saunders 0409 959 191 or email

6 .Register for leadership summit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Oxfam is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia to participate in a week-long national summit in Canberra to build skills to engage with the political system in order to make positive changes in their communities. The national summit, from 26 to 30 June, is part of Oxfam’s Straight Talk program, which has empowered more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to learn more about the political system.


7.National Award Nominations Close 13 May

Call for Nominations – Standing Strong Together Award 2016

Every year the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health awards the Standing Strong Together Award to provide recognition for partnerships between GPs and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people or community groups working together to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


8.National Student Bursary Nominations Close 13 May

The RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health is sponsoring an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student studying at an Australian University to attend the RACGP annual conference, GP16, held in Perth between 29 September and 1 October 2016. The bursary includes an economy return flight, accommodation and registration for the conference.

For further information go to: then click on National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or call Diane Lowther on 1800 000 251

9.WA News  and workshop alert



10.News South Wales Members Events and workshops


Registrations are now open for the NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum 2016: Celebrating Success. 

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) will be hosting the forum (funded by the NSW Ministry of Health) in partnership with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC).

The forum will be held on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 June 2016 at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.

See more at:

11.RACGP Workshops

Uncover the cultural barriers that may be preventing you from providing the best healthcare to your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

So do not miss this wonderful opportunity in experiencing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture including an Indigenous inspired dinner. This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to attain an understanding on how to provide more effective care to your patients and ‘bridge the cultural gap’ whilst fulfilling your QI&CPD requirements for the 2014-2016 triennium as this workshop is accredited for 40 Category 1 CPD points.

Please visit the RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health events page via




” Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands “

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